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PatSloan
Virginia
Quilt Designer and Host of the only all Quilting Radio show, Fabric designer, teacher, author and obessed with quilting.. you too?
Interests: Quilting!
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Start sewing as soon as you can Tracy! yes It will continue to be on FB. i've already posted about it twice .. both pages.. and I'l be sharing here I only have paypal... you do not need to have a paypal account to use it. Just say you are using your own credit card it is NOT designed for a jelly roll.. those are BIG hst
Donna we start sewing now... the new fabric I'm showing is not out until the end of August. My fabric in the stores now is 'Bobbins and Bits'
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Time for a fun Sew Along using My 'Never Enough Chocolate' pattern! Do you have a favorite fabric that you really want to use, but just haven't yet? Not the right project, not sure, can't bare the thought of cutting into it (oh yeah.. been there!) I would like to challenge you to use that fabric in my Never Enough Chocolate Sew Along! I have made my pattern in many fabrics and here are four of the versions! You can see how different the quilt looks with different fabrics, yummy right? It's not a Sew along unless I ALSO sew!... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Pat Sloan's Blog
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My NEW Digital Pattern Store is OPEN! CLICK HERE to go to the pattern page SCROLL DOWN for the Latest BLog Post Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Pat Sloan's Blog
fixed the link, thanks everyone! Those containers come in different sizes too
Daynora there is no Amazon link, just a link to my store, i just tried the link and it works for me. .. are you on a phone or a tablet? http://www.patsloan.biz/product/pat-sloan-s-50-wt-perfect-box-of-neutrals-12-spools-of-aurifil-thread-pspbn5012
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I'm putting a section in my next book on thread and was doing a photo shoot of my samples and thought you might like a Quick Tip! I store my thread in these awesome containers and stack them on my shelf. I got them at Amazon. I have 6 shallow ones and 3 deep ones to hold LOTS Of thread! yummy right? Romanoff 5" Stowaway® Letter Box Red For this aqua fabric I selected sevearl threads to try. Pulling a single strand out I set all the spools to take a look at them. I like seeing several threads at... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Be sure to CLICK HERE to catch up on my prior shows! Amy Friend and I meet during some Therm-o-webs design team chats. Many of the designs for Therm-o-web are paper and mixed media artists. So whenever a I have a chance to chat with another quilt person on the team I'm excited! Amy is a designer, one of the founders of the SeaCoast Modern Quilt Guild and involved with the 'To Boston with Love' banner exhibit. http://duringquiettime.com/ Post on To Boston with Love http://duringquiettime.com/2013/05/to-boston-with-love-installation-complete.html Carla Crim of the Scientific Seamstress has a book called 'Essential Sewing Reference Tool'. You... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Be sure to CLICK HERE to catch up on my prior shows! Amy Friend and I meet during some Therm-o-webs design team chats. Many of the designs for Therm-o-web are paper and mixed media artists. So whenever a I have a chance to chat with another quilt person on the... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Pat Sloan's Creative Talk Network
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I couldn't stand it... at my Facebook group I shared some fabric for making a single Spring chick. And that pile of fabric has been sitting on my cutting table... looking so nice and spring like! So I did it! While I was working on other projects today I cut into my precious stash of Kate Spain fabric for the background. This blue and white is so fresh and clean! And yellow dots.. oh the dots!! A perfect chick right? The original pattern is a table runner, which gives you 3 places to find and use awesome chick fabric. But... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
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thank you everyone for helping me figure out what the tree is! here is a wiki entry for the Magnolia Liliiflora http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnolia_liliiflora
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The work I'm doing these few days is kind of fiddly... and I have to stay super focused to keep it all straight.. kind of like doing taxes.. only not so bad... Since the beginning of the year I've used a LOT of this And now I'm doing a Lot of this... taking photo step outs and having to mark everything just so ... So when I need a break... I go do this... WALK!!! yes... we FINALLY have spring... geezz it took it's sweet time getting here this year. My sympathies to those of you with snow on the... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
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I hope you don't get tired of hearing about my Scrap Happy ShooFly quilt! To say I love this quilt ALMOST as much as I love coffee is telling the truth! (you know I love coffee!) I am doing a lot of writing.. and when I'm doing a lot of writing my brain shifts gears and can pretty much either write.. or surf the internet.. yes.. that's how it works. But I WANT to sew and I find doing little bits of my shoofly blocks is the perfect solution! This is the last photo I took of all the blocks... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Emily that was handmade hostess book. Show aired march 24 ... book was from Kelly Lee Creel .. here is the link, there is a link to the book at amazon under her photo http://www.creativetalknetwork.com/2014/03/pat-sloan-kristin-roylance-amanda-carestio-kelly-lee-creel-and-the-american-patchwork-quilting-edito.html
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I have had a lot of people asking me how I am keeping my scraps under control. They know I'm not big on having LOTS of scraps around. I have a small home and studio space so I have to work very smart. I can't keep lots of bins of scraps.. and honstly i don't want to. I love NEW FABRIC... so my scraps are little treasures.. but treasures that need to be USED. First I do not keep tons of scraps. I enjoy what Joan Ford told me, she only keeps so much then she makes quilts with it.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Be sure to CLICK HERE to catch up on my prior shows! Heather Valentine is the voice behind the website The Sewing Loft Blog. She has loads of fun and informative tutorials for everything from Clothing to décor. I'm excited for you to meet her! http://thesewingloftblog.com/ Art Gallery Fabric Designer Bonnie Christine creates beautiful goods for us to use. She has a lovely blog where she writes about creating and simplifying .. I always feel refreshed after a visit (and want to try new things!) Bonnie is visiting with me to day and sharing a little insight into her creative... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Be sure to CLICK HERE to catch up on my prior shows! Heather Valentine is the voice behind the website The Sewing Loft Blog. She has loads of fun and informative tutorials for everything from Clothing to décor. I'm excited for you to meet her! http://thesewingloftblog.com/ Art Gallery Fabric Designer... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Creative Talk Network
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Only about a month until I head out to the trade show to see all the quilt shop owners and share with them my next fabric line and patterns! Time to give you a peek at what's been going on here at Pat Sloan Quilt Camp! My new fabric line is called "One for you, One for Me'... it's what I said to my mom when I gave her flowers (or weeds) from the yard... did you do that too? The fabric is in Cottons and Batiks and works so well with my 'Eat Your Fruits and Veggies', and my... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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March was a busy work month for me... teaching out of town, writing a book, getting quilts made with my new fabric for the trade show in May, and hosting my Globetrotting BOM! In other words... I didn't fit in much time for fun sewing. I did very little on my UFO pile. Sooooo .... In April I want to either FINISH a UFO or make major progress on one. But that won't happen unless I get it out and work on it.. ha! (for the new quilters that have joined me.. UFO = UnFinished Object) So I've decided to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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I am as excited as you are to find out what each designer has created us for the Aurifil Designer of the Month Challenge! And this month is smashing! Angela Yosten is the April Designer and I LOVE her block and the story about it... so awesome. I made notes on the pattern page.. it's always helpful to do things the way our own brains work! Here is how I laid out the blocks to try placement. The orange dot.. next to the grey dot was bugging me So I switched it out! THAT my quilt friend is the power... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Do you love clever April Fools day jokes? I DO!! BUT.. I'm HORRIBLE at them... so instead of fooling you.. I'm giving you the 4th city in my Globetrotting Free Mystery Quilt Along... San Juan Puerto Rico! Old San Juan is a beautiful city. I have been many times and never tire of going.. when you listen to the video you'll hear a little 'wishful thinking' on my part.. wink! I want to share a few other photos I've taken of San Juan... enjoy! The awesome turrets The doors... and the COLORS! teal and peach... oh yeah! A fantastic place... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Gerri Robinson, Sondra Davison, Donna Lynn Thomas and Monique Dillard join me today! Be sure to CLICK HERE to catch up on my prior shows! Gerri Robinson of “Planted Seed Designs” is a Quilt Designer, Author and fabric designer with Red Rooster. Her latest book is called 'A Cut Above' and I love the story behind writing this book, you will too! https://www.plantedseeddesigns.com/ I took a workshop and as often happens, I meet incredible people. Sondra Davison of Out of the Blue Designs was in this class and we ended up as project partners. What a FUN time we had!... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Gerri Robinson, Sondra Davison, Donna Lynn Thomas and Monique Dillard join me today! Be sure to CLICK HERE to catch up on my prior shows! Gerri Robinson of “Planted Seed Designs” is a Quilt Designer, Author and fabric designer with Red Rooster. Her latest book is called 'A Cut Above'... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Creative Talk Network
Shirley you do???
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